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Wick For Brains - Nebraska Brewing Company

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Hojaminbag on 11-10-2010

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3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

One of the last in-person trades that I made with tone77 before his departure from our area included this CAN. I miss having him come by to drop off all sorts of different beers for me as I would load him down with CANs in return. The CANQuest (TM) abides.

From the CAN: "World Class in Every Glass"; "Our classic and painstakingly created fall pumpkin ale. Real pumpkin lends a sweetness and a true pumpkin flavor not found in many pumpkin ales. Wonderful pumpkin pie spices intertwined in our amber ale create a rich pumpkin seasonal. Elegantly crafted."; "CANs: Infinitely Recyclable".

First of all, this used one of those stupid 360 degree openings, so there really was not a Crack! and I could not upturn it for a Glug! It is a s**tty CANcept that is really a step backwards in CAN engineering. When you are left with a sharp, throwaway piece, you may as well go back to pop tops. Once deCANted, the head quickly dissipated before I could do anything. Color was an orangish Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity (what else?). Nose had a pronounced cinnamon spiciness. Mouthfeel was somewhat thin. Taste was spicy, prevalently cinnamon, backed up with perhaps nutmeg or allspice. The finish was gaspingly dry with the spices really doing their part. It was like liquid alum! Man, I was ready for a glass of water upon finishing this beer. Not bad, but needs work on presentation.

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Auraan
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Poured a cloudy orange body with a thin white lace on the surface. It looks like a typical pumpkin ale, nothing special. Scents of cinnamon, pumpkin, medium-light nutmeg and allspice, medium gingers clove. Overall impression of aroma is of a spice and pumpkin forward pumpkin ale, but one that is not too sweet and is very appealing. None of the pie crust butteriness that ruins other examples of style. Very pleasant. Flavor begins with notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, light ginger, allspice and a light sourness. Middle is medium-dry with a light sourness, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin and clove. Finish is dry with notes of pumpkin, ginger, white pepper, clove, nutmeg and allspice and a light sourness. Aftertaste is pumpkin, clove, nutmeg and allspice. Overall impression of flavor is of a wonderful pumpkin ale. It captures the flavors of pumpkin and spices, with a light sourness throughout that aids the flavor. A truly wonderful pumpkin ale flavor that avoids the traps of the style. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium-high carbonation and drying, sour feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a light, refreshing ale. Very nice. Overall this is the single best pumpkin ale I have ever had. It avoids every problem I have with the style in aroma and flavor and is aided by a level mouthfeel. Simply wonderful.

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3.89/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 3.75 Clear amber with a small white head.
S: 4.0 - Pleasant caramel malt with moderately strong cinnamon scent.
T: 3.75 - Medium malt with a lot of cinnamon. No pumpkin detectable. Other spices have a light touch.
M: 4.0 - Nice creamy mouthfeel
O: 4.0 - Not the best PA, but I find it pretty tasty. Of course, I like cinnamon a lot.

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Wick For Brains from Nebraska Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.